Have you ever read your horoscope and thought, “hmm, that doesn’t sound at all like me…”? I sure have – I’m a Leo sun, but I shy away from the spotlight, and I want everyone to be in harmony. Once I found out I was a Libra rising, and Libra moon, I started to buy into astrology a little more because that made much more sense.
I’m here to shed some light on these three major aspects, but first – a little background and explanation of why I think astrology is important. This post is written by Sarah Ghekiere, ND.
Importance of Astrology
I like to think of astrology as a mirror of the energy patterns already happening on earth. The Babylonians were the first ones to realize this concept over 4,000 years ago. They were able to relate the earth’s energy patterns to what was happening in the sky. They realized it was a direct mirror. Astrology was then taught to the Greeks and Egyptians where it was regarded as a science which was used to bring order to chaos, predict weather patterns, wars, and natural disasters. Every king and emperor had their own personal astrologer. So cool, right?! I’d even go as far to say that even though it’s a little “Woo,” government officials around the world still have astrologers on staff. but that’s just my opinion. 😉
The earth is on a set trajectory – it was before we were born, and will continue after we are gone. So when we are born, we are born into this set of energies that is already on a certain path. Therefore, it’s been studied that our natal charts (the exact location of all the stars and planets at the moment we are born) are actually a blueprint of our souls’ energy and purpose. This is why, as a naturopathic doctor, I have taken such an interest in astrology. Not only is it fun and interesting to me, but it also allows me to have “an inside look” as to what my client may be going through and ways I can potentially help them live out their souls’ purpose.
There are many different aspects to a birth chart, but I am only going to explain three major aspects – sun, rising/ascendant, and moon. To find out what sign yours are in, you need to know your birth date, time, and place. Then head over to astro.cafeastrology.com. Enter the information, and it will produce a chart for you.
The sun sign – also referred to as star sign – is which zodiac sign the sun was in the day you were born. The sun stays in each zodiac sign for about 30 days. This aspect is known as your “core self or ego.” It is who you knowing or unknowingly are trying to be. It is also known as your souls’ potential. Which is why I think a lot of the time when you read about “your sign” and it doesn’t make sense to you, you haven’t become that person yet. This is true for me, like I was saying before, I hate being in the spotlight but I know that I am meant to be seen and that I will grow into that person, it’s literally written in the stars!
The rising sign, or ascendant, is the placement of the sun in the horizon to the east at the exact time you were born. The sun changes this position about every two hours or so. This aspect tells how you relate to your environment and how you express yourself to the world. It is usually the way others see you – much more evident of the person you are rather than your sun sign when it comes to others seeing you. When you are under stress this aspect becomes heightened, it’s your tendency of acting when you are craving control.
The moon sign is the zodiac sign the moon was in when you were born. The moon changes this position every 2 – 2.5 days. The moon represents your emotional tendencies. It’s the structure of your mental wellbeing, your needs, desires and emotional psyche, and how you process information – your emotional response system. There are also different phases the moon goes through, and depending on which phase it was in when you were born, tells you a bit about your tendencies. For those born under a Balsamic moon, (3 days before a new moon) you stand back and see things from a higher level, you could take or leave relationships, and you have a sensitive energy body. For those born under a new moon, you are very curious. You must learn things for yourself, through trial and error. Those born under a crescent moon, this lifetime is all about growth and continuous projects. Those born under a full moon, your life is relationship orientated.
I’ve had a lot of fun learning my tendencies, and “subconscious” actions revealed to me as I learn my astrological natal chart. I hope you find some enjoyment in it as well!
More About the Author
Hi! I’m Dr. Sarah Ghekiere, a naturopathic medical doctor.
I am passionate about empowering patients while supporting them through energetic and scientific principles.
From the time I was 13, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. I had pneumonia for weeks before it was finally diagnosed. I went through four different doctors before one finally took the time to listen to me, which gave way to the missing piece the other doctors had missed. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a doctor just like her – one who actually LISTENS. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
During my training and clinical experience, I learned how incredible the body is at healing itself. Therefore, I recognize that I am not the one doing the healing. I am simply providing the correct environment and information that my patients’ need for them to heal themselves. Nothing gives me greater joy than seeing my patients face light up once they’ve made the connections that free them from the discomfort that they were in when they first walked into my office. I show people that they have the ability to rise above the storm of life that has captured and whipped them around for so long. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I received my Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University in 2013, and my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in 2018.
I want to provide care to people all over, especially to those who may not have an ND near them but are looking for an alternative treatment. Therefore, I provide remote visit options, known as telemedicine, that can be done through video chat!
I am trained in supporting the body through a variety of conditions such as, but not limited to – depression, stress, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, migraines, autoimmune conditions, thyroid conditions, insomnia, sleep disorders, allergies, digestive issues, woman’s health, and men’s health.
Check out bluewaternd.com if you’re interested in learning more!